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[ laughter ] >> and he is gone. okay. some of them are short. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. this is "the fox report" bankht an intern for bank of america found dead after working nearly three straight days. police a defense lawyer says the jury is stacked against this teenager who is charged with shooting a baby between the eyes right in front of his mother. >> i can't believe that they could shoot a baby in the face. >> shepard: the defense claims the accused killer is not getting a fair trial. >> one black male on a panel of 48 people. >> shepard: tonight, the push to start over and the ruling from a judge.
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plus police say three teenagers were bored so they decided to cale college student for fun. >> it was well thought out. >> something -- >> >> shepard: we will hear from the mother of one of the suspects. and high school students claim they are uncovered an oreo ripoff. >> it looks like the stuffing on the double stuff is slightly less than a real double stuff oreo. >> double stuff is less than oreo. >> tonight the cookie company responds. but first from fox this tuesday night. a 21-year-old intern at bank of america collapsed and died after he reportedly worked three back-to-back shifts of nearly 24 hours each. that is 72 hours of work with very little break and we're already seeing fallout from his death that could effect other interns.
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more on that in a moment. first, this happened at bank of america's office in london. multiple reports indicate the intern was a former undergrad exchange student at michigan's raw school of business. he was from germany, just a week shy of finishing that summer internship program. a fellow intern reportedly described him as a super star who worked very hard but last week a roommate found him dead in the shower. bank of america released this statement. he was popular amongst his peers and highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future. our first thoughts are business w. his family and we send our condolences to them at this differ time. a spokesperson for bank of america says the coroner is investigating the cause of death but police and bank officials say therey no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death folk business network charlie gasparino joins us. >> i'm sure you pulled a few all nighters and a few in my day this gentleman
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pulled about three all nighters before he was found dead. here is the interesting thing we have been talking at the fox business network to other firms, bank of america inside these firms. what we do get now is affirmation that these firms are rethinking this sort of policy. unwritten policy. kind of like a hazing policy where interns have to work around the clock. obviously they are not telling people to work 72 hours without sleep but there is nothing telling them not to. that's what we have right now. at least we know at goldman sachs, they are, sources tell us rethinking this policy and could have pretty big implications. >> shepard: did they pay him. >> they don't pay him by the hour. i know that. they do pay these interns. i will say, this they do pay them. they pay as much as $100,000 a year. that's nothing to sneeze at. it's not worth your life when you are working around the clock. >> shepard: nothing is. charlie, don't tell our interns about that pay either. thank you. here at home a former unpaid inturn p diddy's record label is now reportedly suing that
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company for violating minimum wage laws according to tmz and "new york post." the company claims the company made her answer telephones, get lunch and coffee for paid employees even decorate the office during the holidays. we reached out to the label. no comment yet. well now the cold blooded killing in oklahoma where a sheriff, or a local police chief, really, reports the motive was bother dom. he claims three teenage boys couldn't think of anything to do. so, for the fun of it as they put it, they killed someone, they appeared today in court where prosecutors charged them with first degree murder and ordered them held without bail. a third faces charges he was an accessory after the fact. yet, get. this he announced in court that he actually pulled the trigger. cops say the boys drove up behind a random jogger in an a affluent neighborhood and shot him in the back 3:00 in the middle of the afternoon. ha random jogger is a young man though ho came a long way to meet such a cruel
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end. >> lost something that never going to be replaced. it takes a village to raise a kid. chris was a product of a fantastic village. >> that village is australia. people laid flowers on a baseball field where he used to play. he played well enough to earn a scholarship to attend east oklahoma central university where he was just about to start his senior year. >> was well thought of, was well liked. of course, being australian he had an accident that drew people to him. just to have a conversation with him. >> shepard: there was apparently no conversation last friday with the teens who allegedly attacked him. investigators report they drove behind lane as he jogged down this road, then shot him in the back. according to the police chief, one of the kids later confessed saying: we were bored and didn't have anything to do. so so we decided to kill somebody. >> and their perception,
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bad attention is better than no attention at all. >> i know in my heart that he did not pull that trigger. >> shepard: one of the suspects' mothers defended the son outside the courthouse. she admits he was part of a wanna be gang. if he was there he needs to be punished. the town where the shooting happened is about 85 miles from christopher lane's college. he was there visiting his girlfriend they tell us. back in australia, his old baseball team has scheduled a memorial game to raise funds for his parents as they work to bring his body home. and australian politician is calling for a boycott of united states tourism in protest, he says, of america's gun policies. a teenager sneaks into an elementary school today with an assault rifle in his hands and opened fire. hundreds of children running for cover. but now police say nobody got hurt and that suspect is under arrest. happened this afternoon outside atlanta. police say visitors
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normally have to get bused into the school but this suspect got inside by following somebody else through one of the doors. they said he had had no ties to the school at all not a friend not a relative. the teen fired six shots and officers returned fire. in the meantime teachers and staffers had to evacuate some 800 kids leading them to a field before a school bus or a series of them really took them to a wal-mart parking lot to reunite with their parents. we have been here since 1:30 waiting on the kids. he just got off the bus, too. >> shepard: police say the suspect may have also been carrying explosives in the trunk of his car as i mentioned he is in police custody. word that all of the children are safe. the state department reports it has cleared four officials in the benghazi investigation. and we'll give them new jobs. republicans are blasting the move. one congressman calls the
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state department's investigation a charade. the department put four officials on leave last year after a review board blamed systemic failures for the attack on outpost in libya. the attack killed the american ambassador chris stevens. state department officer sean smith and two navy seals tyrone woods and glen doherty. james rosen is live at the state department tonight. james? >> all four of these employees are career officials. the highest ranking was eric boswell the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security or ds. he had resigned his post. scott was a senior ds official. charlene lamb was boswell's deputy and raymond maxwell worked in the nearest bureau. in january then secretary of state hillary clinton told the senate existing law prevented her from taking stronger action against the four. but her successor john kerry took a different view what the secretary and his team has been doing is doing more fact-finding going into what happened on the ground and also looking at the totality of these
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four employees' career at the state department. >> if it had been 12 months after boston and there had been no arrests. no one brought to justice, no understanding of what happened and why people would be justifiably understandably outraged. here we set a year after benghazi and no one has been brought to justice and we can't answer the questions. >> the four employees are being reassigned to jobs, officials said that are best suited to their capabilities. shep. >> the state department reports the u.s. embassy in yemen is now open again with limited services. it's the last u.s. diplomatic post to reopen after a terror threat alert earlier this month about a possible al qaeda attack. when a famous journalist who wrote a controversial article about an army general later died in a fiery crash, plenty of people were speculating and loudly about whether something sinister happened. today, the medical examiner released the results of that journalist' autopsy and we will have them for you next. plus, the defense today
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county coroner's office his mercedes slammed into a tree back in june killed him and his car ultimately burst into flames, severely charring his body. keep in mind soon after the crash a friend told fox news that hastings had been investigating the cia at the time and sent an email just hours beforehand which read need to go off the radar for a bit. >> this email i got it was very panicked and didn't seem like something normally we would talk about. i just felt a gut feeling something didn't feel like. >> again the coroner ruled the death an accident. the autopsy has revealed although hastings had been sober for 14 years he recently turned back to drugs. israelites say traces of marijuana turned up in his system along with the drug that the coroner says was likely meth but they add it is unlikely that those substances played any role at all in the crash. a murder trial game about race in georgia as defense lawyer raised questions
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about the fairness of the jury. that jury is hearing the case of an 18-year-old named demarquise elkins. prosecutors say elkins on the left there and a 15-year-old accomplice who weigh can't show because he is he 15 confronted a woman on the street in brunswick, georgia demanded cash. when she said she didn't have cash or couldn't give them cash. they shot the 13-month-old baby in the face. defense lawyers have suggested the baby's parents may have been involved. and they say the mother, sherri west had taken out a life insurance policy on her son. as you can see, the defendant is black. however, there are no black men on the jury. none. defense lawyers say that isn't fair. but the judge refused his request to toss the jury and start over and so today we heard from the first among them says the baby had no chance of surviving. cobb county, marietta. jonathan. >> the death was certain and instantaneous according to that medical examiner
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who performed the autopsy. during cross-examination the defense questioned james downs from the bureau of identification about the quick and we assume relatively painless death of antonio santiago. an attempt to plant questions in jurors' minds as to whether someone other than the defendant committed the crime. listen. >> less painful way that one could kill their child. >> objection, your honor. >> sustained. >> prosecutors showed jurors autopsy photos of the little baby. a police detective described the mothers hysterical cry save my baby, don't let my baby die. testimony tomorrow we expect to hear accomplice in the shooting.
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>> shepard: the former pro-football player aaron hernandez who is weather accused of one murder may have another big headache on his hands because our station wfxt boston reports police found a gun used in two other murders. murders which investigators are are reportedly trying to clink to hernandez. we already know the former new england patriot star
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has pleaded not guilty to his friend oden lloyd. and last month we heard prosecutors were also showing a grand jury evidence in these other two murders. which happened during a drive by shooting last year. now the news that police have traced the gun to those killings. but as far as we know, nobody has yet connected that weapon to hernandez himself. molly line is our new england based correspondent and is live in our boston newsroom. molly? >> shep, this new information stems from a car crash that happened in june. a young woman was taken to the hospital and a key piece of evidence was found in her car. 19-year-old ramos from bristol, connecticut, the same hometown as aaron hernandez was transported from the scene in long meadow, massachusetts. meanwhile troopers discovered an unlocked black briefcase in the trunk of her car. inside, they found a .38 caliber hand gun and three loose rounds. wfxt my fox, boston has learned that the weapon was sent for blah b.a.istics
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testing. at the scene of a 2012 double homicide in boston. which investigators are exploring a link to aaron hernandez few i does is prior to the accident ramos did not have an weapons charges -- >> shepard: shep hernandez is locked up on first degree murder charges. the nfl players association is trying to help him out. fox sports one, which is owned by the parent company of this network reports the association is filing a grievance against the new england patriots over an unpaid $82,000 workout bonus. the patriots could also eventually have to pay millions more to hernandez as part of his signing bonus. major league baseball today announced it has fined the red sox pitcher ryan dempster and suspended him for five games. claiming he did, indeed, intentionally beam alex rodriguez on sunday night.
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a rod is appealing a 211 game suspension through next season recent doping scandal. also faced accusations of snitching. dempster hit arod after throwing one pitch behind the legs and two more way inside. a rod homered off dempster to help beat the red sox and win the series. more cheating allegations this time rocking the world of baked goods. a high school math displas upstate new york claim double stuff oreos do not contain the stuff. mega stuff not so mega. a matt teacher had his matt kids in consumer math course investigate. and they found that things do not add up. i talked with that teacher today on "studio b." >> the kids had a lot of fun investigating it. some actually measured the height of the double stuff and they found that the height was double approximately. but the kids that used the weight, yeah, the kids that used the weight found they
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are just slightly yes than a real double stuff oreo he. >> shepard: a double stuff contains only about 1.9 times the creamy filling. the mega stuff oreo were more than two and a half times the regular cookies. that means it's barely more than a double stuff should actually be. we contacted the makers of oreos about this very matter and a spokesman told us while i'm not familiar with what was done in that classroom setting i can confirm for you that our recipe for the oreo double stuff cookie has double the stuff or cream filling when compared with our base or original oreo cookie. we will report. the math class already decided. sentencing for the army sergeant who admits he killed 16 people in afghanistan, mostly women and children, and today some survivors of that massacre came face to face with that u.s. soldier in an american courtroom. emotional stories coming up. plus, an astronaut has shared terrifying details about how he says he almost drowned in the vacuum of space. that's coming up as we
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it swamped the united states embassy in the capital. state media report one victim was a five-year-old boy who died when a concrete wall collapsed and hit his home. columbia. fighting erupted across the country between farmers and police after protests turned violent. coffee farmers are among those reportedly demanding more help from the government following the poor harvest. many of them blocked roads with flaming tires. riot police fought back with tear gas china, firefighters dangling. the kids' parents say they left him alone when they went to work. the 8-year-old managed to climb out the window and got tangled in the metal grate. crews cut through the thing and pulled him to safety. united kingdom the croquet world championship wrapping up in england a 20-year-old from australia beat out a
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new zealand trifle become the youngest every croquet champ. and that's a wrap on if this fox trip around the world in 80 ekdz. >> around the world brought to you by verizon: >> i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and we're awaiting results now of a high level meeting today at the white house on whether washington will suspend military aid to egypt. that country, of course, is dealing with the aftermath of a military coup that bounced president mohammed morsi from office and although there is no question that it was a coup, the white house, of course is, refrank from using that word because the use of that word would trigger an automatic end to military aid. the actual coup is supposed to end it but house it's the word. which is about a billion and a half dollars a year. one senate staff says washington has already suspended aid to egypt. a state department spokeswoman says no, that's not true. but, again, we are still awaiting the results of
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what the white house meeting came and to egypt. top story at the bottom of the hour. ed henry is live at the greenhouse. which is actually white. but they won't call it that. hello, ed. >> a bit of semantical aid whether aid has stopped or not. bottom line the public event was honoring the 1927 miami dolphins because they never got a white house ceremony way back when they when they had that undefeated season. as you note in private there was a high level meeting here we saw chuck hagel the defense secretary john brennan from the cia. eric holder the attorney general, a lot of top level officials grappling with whether or not they should cut off that aid to egypt. semantical aid about whether it's been cut off or not or whether it's in the pipeline and they are slowing it down. semantical debate whether there was even a coup. take a listen. >> why won't the administration at large be transparent with the american people and the world when the entire world can see military came in, took out a democratically elected president?
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>> what i'm say talking is something that is available to anybody who seeks an answer to this question which is we have made the determination that making a decision about whether or not a coup occurred is not in the best interest of the united states. a new poll from pew research suggested there is frustration with how the white house is handling this situation. 51% say a better approach would be cutting off military aid. only 26% say continue military aid. 21% don't know. pressure son because the white house has to decide why by the end of september whether to send a batch of aid that is already planned to go to egypt, shep. >> shepard: congress says the national security agency legally spies on americans the government should cut off its cash. the pennsylvania republican mike fitzpatrick is proposing a bill to limit usa surveillance to actual terrorist suspects. he says it's a response to last week's "the washington post" report that the nsa broke the law or privacy rules thousands of times per year for the past five years. the "the washington post"
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reports that's according to an nsa audit that the paper got a former intelligence contractor named ed snowden. the post reports most of the violations involved unauthorized surveillance of americans or foreigners here in the united states. last week an nsa official says it always gets to the bottom of any mistakes it made. now there is word british documents demanded from another newspaper who broke the news of the snowden leaks. catherine herridge is live in our d.c. newsroom to pick up the story from there. catherine? >> shep, the guardian senator says british authorities wanted the nsa documents handed over or destroyed with the paper facing legal action if it didn't cooperate. hard drives were then destroyed under the supervision of british authorities with this photo posted on the newspaper's web site but other copies exist. they threatened us with restraint they were going to get all this material back and stop us from writing about it. >> journalist dave glen wald partner on the left is
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considering legal action afhe was detained for nine hours. computer devices confiscated the british government is standing by its action. >> the police were acting as they do the law there to protect us from anything that will increase the danger of terrorism. >> as to whether it could condone the destruction of thumb drives or computers. the white house spokesman telling fox it's hard to imagine a situation where that action would be appropriate, shep. >> shepard: catherine, the man behind the biggest leak of classified information in the history of this nation will learn his fate tomorrow. the judge says she will announce the sentencing for the army private bradley manning, 10:00 a.m. eastern time. he admits he gave wikileaks more than' hundred thousand secret documents and videos but says he didn't mean to hurt the united states. prosecutors claim the leaks did indeed harm national security. they have asked for assistance of at least 60 years. the defense requests no more than 25. private manning is now 25
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years old. emotional survivors of a massacre in afghanistan are confronting the soldier who murdered their loved ones. one of them so shaken he started crying and got up to leave court. this is the killer. staff sergeant robert bales. he pleaded guilty to slaughtering 16 villagers in afghanistan last year. most of the victims helpless women and children. families who lived in homes made of mud. it happened while sergeant bales was on his fourth tour in afghanistan. slipped from the base. drinking taking steroids and snorting valium. he shot victims with pistol and assault rifle. he went back to his base only to go out later and attack a second village. the military flew over several survivors for that sentencing phase that started today. some of them have faced the killer in court. a 12-year-old boy talked about crying after bales shot him in the ear. another man testified that bales shot him in the jaw and also shot his children.
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during questioning, a man broke down and said through a translator please, god, don't ask me anymore questions. dan springer with the news live in washington state. dan. >> that 6-year-old afghan who talked about being shot in the jaw and two children being shot also at one point speaking through interpreter called sergeant robert bales a bastard who had changed his life forever. all of the witnesses today afghanistan spoke about bales going methodically going room to room shooting men women and children and old men. we are only children. what have we done to you? earlier today the government argued bales should never be free again, describing the atrocity in cold detail. the prosecution said he hated afghans and called them quote muzzies. said he was angry about not getting a promotion and resented his superiors for not being more aggressive towards the locals. just moments ago the prosecution played a tape recording of a conversation between bales and his wife in 2012 in which he is
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heard laughing about the 16 counts of murder against him. as part of the plea deal bales admitted he knew what he was doing that night and he knew it was wrong. the government needs five of the six jurors to agree that bales should never be free again. otherwise, he could be eligible for parole in 20 years. shep? >> another interesting angle of this case a drug that the killer took while stationed overseas. the drug is antimalaria medication which the military routinely gives to soldiers. according to federal health officials that drug can cause psychotic side effects which could be permanent. an attorney for sergeant bales says his client took that medicine while in iraq medical records from afghanistan are incomplete. the prosecution's case has rested against the admitted footed shooter. now major nidal hasan could take the stand. and in a bizarre twist. the person asking the questions would be accused of -- the accused killer himself. in other words, the major would question himself and
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answer his questions. we are live at fort hood. but, first, one of america's legendary writers has died. elmore leonard was a best selling crime novelist. he redefined the genre. had dozens of books and screenplays to his name. many became movies and tv shows. the man behind get shorty starring john travolta and jackie brown. also the fx series justified. and elmore leonard's writing prowess was old school. he first wrote in longhand on yellow legal pads. and then rewrote his pages on an electric typewriter. no computers. in 2001, elmore leonard did a piece for the "new york times" with advice for anybody trying to write a book. his tips avoid detailed description of characters and never open a book by discussing the weather. and for anybody still struggling for success, just consider that elmore leonard didn't write his first best seller glitz until he was 60 years young. 19 more best sellers
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major hasan in that courtroom today if you choose to testify you must ask yourself questions. you are not allowed to make a statement it is going to be a q and a format. so that would be weird obviously if he chose to do. so taking the stand also, of course, opens him up for cross-examination from the prosecution. military law experts have told me today they would be surprised if he decided to put himself in that position then again this has been a odd court martial. and disengaged most of the time. objected at wrong moments and asked very few questions of the nearly 90 witnesses called by the government over the last nine days. if he passes and calls no witnesses tomorrow. closing arguments begin straight away and then the jury will get this case, shep today the nimsz reported on emails the
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attorney released to the paper. emails one sent two weeks before the attack. major hasan told supervisors he was concerned over the actions of some soldiers hes would evaluating. remember, he weigh as an army psychiatrist. one of these cases a soldier revealed apparently that troops had poured 50 gallons of fuel into an iraqi water supply in an act of revenge. in another, a soldier told him about killing an iraqi woman according to this email because he was under orders to shoot anything that approached his location a man accused of murdering his wife and putting corpse on facebook tried to explain his actions to police. according to newly released search warrant. told police in miami that he shot his wife six to eight times after she started to punch him. the warrant indicates he admits putting the picture of her bullet riddled body online. police blurred it before sending it to us. i'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. my wife was punching me and i'm not going to stand anymore with the abuse.
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this is the suspect. he is still in jail on no bond. an italian astronaut who nearly drowned during the space walk says water was in his nose, ears and eyes. he didn't know what direction to go to get back to the space station. one he had with mission control as water started filling that helmet. i feel a lot of water on the back of my head. >> are you sweating in are you working hard? >> i am sweating but it feels like a lot of water. >> shepard: the astronaut eventually made it inside safely but he wrote on his blog that things got so bad he popping emergency valve that would have depressurized his helmet. making a hole in his space suit like that would have been the last resort. u.s. senator has released birth certificate to prove is he a u.s. citizen. he will give up his citizenship in another country. could this have anything to do with the trips he is taking to iowa and new
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>> shepard: u.s. senator ted cruz says nothing against canada but is he an american. he was indeed born in canada but his mother is a u.s. citizen. he says he actually has dual citizenship both countries. now he plans to give up the canadian citizenship. senator cruz recently won a straw poll of 2016 conservative denver.
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made two trips to iowa. home of the nation's first in the nation presidential contest and staffers say this week is he planning to visit new hampshire. the first primary state san diego mayor bob filner is trying to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against him from the city council more than a dozen women have accused him of groping, even slobbering. former aide says he once asked her to work without her underwear. he apologized for his behavior but refuses to quit. he had been back to work after intensive therapy. no sign of him in public. the committee plans to vote this week on a resolution calling for the man who once said there was a monster inside him to resign. the feds reports they raised the wildfire alert to highest level for first time in five years as dozen of wildfires burn in america west. they say that means if need be they can call in the
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military to help fight the flames. one of the largest wildfires is in the resort area of ketchum idaho. big celebrities have homes there, tom hanks, bruce willis, stephan spielberg, barbra streisand. the wildfire covers 160 square miles larger than the city of denver. adam housley live in our west coast news hub. adam. >> firefighters hope to have this fire 20% contained by tonight. right now 1800 firefighters are on the line battling this blaze which has burned more than 106,000 acres and cost nearly $12 million again, that's just for one of the fires burning here in the west. weather has helped a bit even with the red flag alert that goes through thursday. locals are appreciative of mother nature and also the men and women on the line. the citizens gave us a giant card with just numerous signatures. and little kids had traced their hands on it and written notes. thank you, fires for making us feel safe.
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>> fires are burning across the 10 person states. northwest seemingly getting it the worst right now. another fire burning. oregon homes walked there as well. firefighters will tell you, shepard, literally year around and we still have several months to go. shep? >> shepard: feds reported so far this year they have spent about $1 billion fighting wildfires. about half of what they spent in all of last year. flames light up the night sky as a massive fire rips through a recycling plant tops our news across america. new jersey officials say it broke out last night. crews battled the thing into the morning. even used a fire fighting boat in a nearby harbor. witnesses say they could see the flames for miles. nobody hurt at last check authorities were still investigating the cause. california, rescuers saved a teenager trapped in a
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chimney at a home near los angeles. crews say the kid was stuck about 10 below the top of that chimney. they pulled him out with a few cuts and scrapes. police say they think they know why he climbed down there. >> is he obviously trying to burglarize this home. there was no one home. >> the homeowner says the suspect is a family friend. north carolina a long lost ring a prisoner war traded for food in world war ii now back with his family. once back home he had exact replica of the ring made. his family says it wasn't the same. although the replica ring is every bit as detailed and inscribed exactly as the original it still wasn't the original pilot died in 1994. couple in germany recently found the ring and tracked down the family on the web. now they have both rings in their home and they are part of a fox watch across
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j.t. says he looked like a moron during his nsync days. there could be tension since the band mates were not invited to his 2011 wedding to jessica biel in italy. before we go team's top five things of the day. meet sonny the new white house dog. video with playmate bo. found the death of michael hastings was an accident and not mardi gras. state department cleared four officials previously on paid administrative leaf after last year's terror attack in benghazi, libya. number two, baseball player died. two of the teens face murder charges. number one tonight bank of america confirms a 21-year-old intern is dead. that was after he reportedly worked three straight shifts of nearly 24 hours each. and that's the fax report's top five. and on this day in 1920, the legendary athlete jim
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thorpe and some professional football team owners, met in ohio to form what would later become the national football league. pro-football actually dates back to the 1890s, but its popularity erupted only after the turn of the century with the formation of the ohio league. its poster boy olympian jim thorpe. despite a growing fan base it suffered from a lack of organization. team owners created a new league, the american professional football conference. they would elect thorpe as president and soon after the league would take on its current name, but the nfl's founding fathers first huddled up 93 years ago today. and now you know the news, except for this one bit that just came in from oxford, mississippi. there has been a miracle. have you ever heard of a town that sells beer in convenience stores but they are only allow to sell it warm it causes frozen beer in freezers across campus. today the board of alderman vote oxford can sell cold beer in convenience stores
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are for the first time in my lifetime. by the time aggies come to town the beer will already be cold for you. of course the bars still have to close at midnight on saturday. because at midnight:01 that's sunday. but that's another matter and they are working on it. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> you can't give people the authorities the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin. >> bill: that argument is being used to shut down the police tactic of stop and frisk. tonight we will investigate whether privacy and civility trump safety. >> everybody screaming. i saw the blood all over. the blood on my chest and i start the getting shot more. i mean, i felt some bullets. >> bill: disturbing ruling. linking killer to al qaeda cannot be introduced. we will analyze. also tonight, charles krauthammer on children getting high